Medical history for diabetic neuropathy

Since early diabetic neuropathy may not cause symptoms, a careful medical history is very important. During the medical history, the doctor may ask about the following:


  • What kinds of symptoms are you having?
  • How long you have had the symptoms?
  • What makes them worse?
  • What makes them better?


  • What medications are you taking? Bring a complete list of medications that you are taking or bring the medications with you.
  • Are you having frequent high blood sugar levels?
  • Are you having frequent low blood sugar levels?


  • What kind of physical activity do you get? How often?
  • Do you smoke?
  • Do you drink alcohol?
  • Are you following your diabetes diet?

Last Updated: June 3, 2008

Author: Caroline Rea, RN, BS, MS

Medical Review: Martin Gabica, MD - Family Medicine & Barrie J. Hurwitz, MD - Neurology

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